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The Pupillage Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread 2012

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    (Original post by Tietjans)
    1st round interviews went out by phone on Monday evening.
    Thanks Tietjans...do you know what the interview format is...or has anybody had an interview at 1 essex court before?
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    (Original post by nextyearspupil)
    Given the enormous changes at 4-5 Gray's Inn, and the fact that there will only be 10 or so barristers there, what's happening to the pupils starting next year? Will they go to 39ES?
    I would be very surprised if it survives independently.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    I would be very surprised if it survives independently.
    I know that it will, but with about 10 members. However, the number pupils and the award may not be sustainable.
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    (Original post by Pupilmaster)
    I know that it will, but with about 10 members. However, the number pupils and the award may not be sustainable.
    Are they going to move premises? They will roll around their existing chambers with only 10 members.
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    2 DRJ invites out 14 December by email. Good luck everyone!
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    Has anyone heard or know when we can expect to hear from 1MCB? Postal apps always worry me!


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    (Original post by Jessica88)
    2 DRJ invites out 14 December by email. Good luck everyone!
    anyone else get an invite yesterday or today??? or is it likely all invites went out last friday?
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Are they going to move premises? They will roll around their existing chambers with only 10 members.
    No, just fewer floors of the 3 part buildings.
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    Anyone heard from 1MCB at all?
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    (Original post by kiers)
    Anyone heard from 1MCB at all?
    I reckon it'll be the New Yet now before we hear if we hear at all!


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    Does anyone know what to expect from a first round at College Chambers? x
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    (Original post by RB1987)
    Does anyone know what to expect from a first round at College Chambers? x
    Sorry no - but how did you hear about it? By phone/post or email?

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    Anyone know what to expect from an interview at Guildhall Chambers?Thanks.
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    I had a letter in the post dated 10th December but I didnt actually get it until after Christmas. Not sure when they sent it.

    (Original post by Jane_)
    Sorry no - but how did you hear about it? By phone/post or email?

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    Has anybody heard back from 1 Mitre Court Buildings as of yet? I am out of the country so have not been able to check my post. Thanks
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    If you have an interview that you think was poorly organised (not just that your own performance was bad), and then the chambers that rejects you says no feedback is available, do you think it would be really cheeky to offer some of your own? I want to reply and say thank you for your time, but I thought the interview did not give a proper opportunity to demonstrate one's suitability, in length or content! Also, if you're only going to hold interviews that are purely for the purpose of hearing someone's voice and seeing their face, and not last more than 5 mins, you could indicate as such that this is your policy.

    It gets to a point when you can't afford to spend hundreds of pounds on travelling expenses for occasions such as this that turn out to be such a waste of time.

    I might not use these exact words in my email!

    Do you think making comments about your thoughts on an interview are ever taken contructively or do they just pub black marks on your name?!
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    (Original post by ty56xzy)

    Do you think making comments about your thoughts on an interview are ever taken contructively or do they just pub black marks on your name?!
    I guess it will depend on the chambers. Some may take your comments on board, some may tell you that they will take your comments on board... but actually they won't and in some cases, the person who reads your email may have a Malcolm Tucker style outburst.

    ...and here's what that looks like, just for laughs. [contains swears]

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    (Original post by roxymusicfan)
    Has anybody heard back from 1 Mitre Court Buildings as of yet? I am out of the country so have not been able to check my post. Thanks
    Nope, it seems no-one has heard anything. Unless they are playing it very close to their chest!

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